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Building a PC

By Ancelot327
Feb 20, 2011
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  1. hi forum, ok how do i start :p

    My Dell Dimension 3100 passed away so im building a new one, i found this parts but i want to have some knowledge confirmation. This is what i found, pls im not a pro at this dont laugh XD.


    S458-1357 ::ECS G41T-M7 Motherboard - Micro ATX, Socket LGA775, Intel G41, Intel ICH7, Intel GMA X4500, 1333MHz DDR3, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 6-CH Audio, USB 2.0

    I69-6700 ::Intel BX80571E6700 Pentium Dual-Core E6700 Processor - 3.20GHz, Socket 775, 2MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB, Wolfdale, Dual Core, Retail CPU w/ Fan

    P33-7215 ::patriot PSD32G13332 PC10600 2GB DDR3 Desktop Memory Upgrade - 1333MHz, Non-ECC, Unbuffered, Non-ECC, CL9, 1x2048MB

    E145-0244 ::EVGA 512-P3-1242-LR GeForce GT 240 Superclocked Video Card - 512MB DDR5, PCI-Express 2.0, DVI, HDMI, VGA

    ULT40276 ::Ultra X4 400-Watt Modular Power Supply - 98mm Fan, MicroATX

    I already have the case, HDD, and the DVD RW writer, and the OS. And yeah i know the mobo is a micro-atx :) Im little short at budget so i cannot afford to buy the newest parts. All of this i found it at 386$.
     
  2. Codisha

    Codisha TS Member Posts: 86

    lols ... nah, just kidding.
    what are you using the pc for and what do you want it to be able to do?
    is ~$350-400 the max budget?
    will you be building yourself?
    are you set on intel or are you open to AMD as well?
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Hmm I would definitely go with an AMD...
     
  4. Ancelot327

    Ancelot327 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    well i had Dell Dimension 3100, details were pentium 4 3.20 GHz, 1gb of ram, integrated VC 128 MB, HDD 160 GB. I used to play World of warcraft, lineage 2, Guild Wars, with no problems, only a bit laggin in some places. But time passed and the PC aint the same, well it passed away xD i assume that the power supply is screwed. I was thinking to goin for AMD but i though i was gonna spend more money. I can afford like 400-500, yeah i will build the PC with a friend, for free. I had set on intel but if im building a PC im open to AMD as well. The main porpuse for building the PC is for gaming the games i wrote and for college.
     
  5. jsv004

    jsv004 TS Rookie

    it's decent enough for school or office work, browsing internet and maybe watching a few movies. As for gaming, it's not very good in today's standards, would help if u have a specific budget.

    If that's all you need then I would strongly suggest you buy this instead, more bang for you buck my friend:

    Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157190 $65
    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115221 $122
    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519 $150 (130 w/ mail in rebate)
    Memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104218 $25
    PSU: PSU u have it's ok, which is what? $60 bucks

    Total: $421 .... a little more but very good for the price and latest technology.
     
  6. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Oh yes because the i3 is totally the latest tech. Honestly a dual core cpu will have bottlenecking issues on a gtx 460. Why get an i3 when an AMD phenom II is around the same price for a quad core?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130559
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127519
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341040
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220436
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103808

    That comes to a total of 469.95. The $50 worth of mail in rebates takes it down to 419.95. Cheaper then the build I quoted and has 2x the ram, a quad core cpu instead of dual core, the same gpu, and a better psu.
     
  7. jsv004

    jsv004 TS Rookie

    OMG dude stop stalking me. lol

    If you have something better then help him by suggesting it instead of trolling.
     
  8. Win7Dev

    Win7Dev TS Booster Posts: 376   +43

    I think that whatever games ancelot wrote aren't exactly multi-million dollar games that were made by a team of over a hundred people. I would be willing to bet that an nvidia gt240 would be plenty sufficient to run home brew games. A gt 240 would be able to run most games on medium or low settings at 720p. A gtx 460 would be enough to run any home brew game completely maxed out at max resolution. Although the gtx 460 is a huge improvement over a gt 240 it also costs more than double the price. Here is an asus gt240 1gb for $59.99 after rebate from amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Geforce-GT240...LDQU/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1298338994&sr=8-8
     
  9. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,716

    Did you even read? I did suggest a build. Also don't say people are trolling when you obviously don't know what it means.

    P.S. I'm not stalking you. I actually attempt help people instead of going around yelling OMG STALKER. STAWP TROLLIN

    A C2D can make you lose over 10fps on cpu based games like bioshock over a C2Q or i5(from my experience). And the i3 is only a marginal bump over the high end C2D chips, Plus the 460 is more powerful then the 260, That's a bottleneck in my book. I didn't mean a serious frame loss. But a larger frame loss then if he were to use a phenom II 955.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

     
  12. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    Hope you know that Dell will lock all of their products, and if you try to work them into your new pc, it'll just turn off or not work, (this happened to my cousin).
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,378   +127

    Not only do I question the authenticity of this postulation, but also the relevancy.
    EDIT: Actually it could be somewhat relevant...
     
  14. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    Ok, his computer was a dell inspiron 530s, after trying several times to work with his new computer parts, in the end all that happened was that the pc would turn on and 5 secs later it would turn off, he took it to a computer repair guy, who said that dell locks their parts and that he'd unlock them, after he got it back the pc was fine. By the way the parts he kept were the hard drive, the ram, the cpu, and the optical drive (We even had the mobo replaced since we thought that was the problem)
     
  15. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    Ok, his computer was a dell inspiron 530s, after trying several times to work with his computer parts, in the end all that happened was that the pc would turn on and 2 secs later it would turn off, he took it to a computer repair guy, who said that dell locks their parts and that he'd unlock them, after he got it back the pc was fine. By the way the parts he kept were the hard drive, the ram, the cpu, optical drive.
     


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